In Praise of Orchards

I was disappointed with the Resurgence edition no. 259 and the Future of Food special report, which made no specific mention of orchards, although there was a picture of an apple tree together with the caption “Nature can be an abundant source of wealth”.

Orchards are found all over the world and, thanks to their versatility, used in many ways. They are a carbon sink, can be used to graze animals and grow other crops, and often act as a communal space.

Other crops can be grown within orchards: flowers like borage, comfrey and meadow flowers all thrive, ...


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